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National Geographic 3D Theater

Science on the Big Screen

Experience science on the big screen in our dynamic National Geographic 3D Theater. Watch as stunning visuals from popular science films pop out and make a BIG impact. Learn about a variety of topics from new films each season. Our 3D theater is wheelchair accessible.

Assistive listening devices are available. Please ask the staff member in the auditorium for assistance or check in with the Visitor Services Desk upon your arrival.

*Movie times are subject to change. Please call Visitor Services at 510-642-5132 for questions about show times.

Science Film Festival

Join us for a special series of inspirational science films. Tickets available online.

Now Showing

Pandas: The Journey Home

$4 per person after admission
40-minute film
11:00 a.m. & 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 p.m. daily

National Geographic’s Pandas allows viewers exclusive access to Chengdu- China’s extraordinary giant panda breeding center. The film follows the lives of three young pandas as they leave the public spotlight at Chengdu and take their first steps on an extraordinary journey for their species. From tender moments to tenterhooks, every key event will be captured as China prepares to set them free.

Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet

$4 per person after admission
20-minute film
10:30 a.m. 12:00 noon, 1:30, 3:00 p.m.

On a thrilling ride, we spin back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago—the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. BBC Earth invites you to come on a journey through the seasons, and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing and hunting.